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  • Wikisource:For Wikipedians - Wikisource, the free online library
    versions of the same work for example different editions of Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen Spelling and grammar should not be fixed on Wikisource If the error was part of the original it should remain in the version held by Wikisource Spelling corrections may be shown in a tooltip by using templates like SIC Headers Wikisource uses header templates on almost every page In the main namespace header is used Pages in the author namespace use author the Wikisource and Help namespaces use process header and the Portal namespace uses portal header All headers have equivalent versions for use in subpages see Category Header templates The closest Wikipedia equivalent to headers are infoboxes Cultural differences edit See also Help Proofread The preferred method of adding works to Wikisource is with the Proofread Page extension which permits a side by side comparison of the text and a reproduction of the original document It is possible to add works by copying and pasting from another website such as Project Gutenberg or by transcribing the text directly from a physical book These methods are acceptable if necessary but not optimal The aim for Wikisource is that eventually all works will be proofread within Wikisource and therefore backed up with source scans Technology differences edit See also Help DjVu files Wikisource uses the Proofread Page extension to add proofread texts with associated scans This extension can function with pdfs and DjVu files as well as some other file types though other file types are more complicated for multipage works The file is held on Wikimedia Commons and a matching page is created in the Index namespace both pages should have the same page name only the namespace should be different The extension will automatically create links in the Index page for each page in the file These pages will be in the Page namespace The pages are then transcluded to the main namespace in a similar manner to that used for templates on Wikipedia The extension allows for each page to have a different proofread status most commonly not proofread proofread and validated with problematic and no text for special circumstances At least two users are required to approve each page in the Page namespace Each status is colour coded This status is visible in the Page namespace on the parent page in the Index namespace and shown in a collective ribbon at the top of each page in the main namespace This system ensures the reliability of texts on Wikisource It not only provides fully proofread works for the project it also makes the original page scans immediately available to any user so any errors that do make it through the process can be corrected later or verified as being part of the original Further in terms of principle the extension incorporates the Wikimedia concept that anyone can contribute with the process of proofreading sources everything is open and available to all How to add a work to Wikisource edit See

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  • Help:Beginner's guide to Wikisource - Wikisource, the free online library
    edit Reading Reading is the main point of Wikisource This part of the Basic Guide will show you how to enhance your experience of reading works hosted by Wikisource Navigation How to find your way around the Wikisource library Reliability How to check if the work you are reading is a reliable copy Editing edit Writing Editing creates the Wikisource library This part of the Beginner s Guide will show you how to help add works to Wikisource for others to read Note If you are unsure about the sourcing and index page creation elements of Wikisource you can skip to proofreading with already started works such as the current Proofread of the Month Adding texts Overview of the steps involved in adding texts Sources How to add a book to Wikisource for proofreading Copyright How to check if a book is out of copyright Index pages How Index pages work Proofreading How to proofread a book for Wikisource Typography How to format a page Validation How to check and finish the proofreading Transclusion How to add books to the main namespace Finishing touches The finals tasks needed to finish a work Maintaining edit Maintenance Wikisource always needs maintenance to keep it working and make sure that its works are in the best condition possible This part of the Beginner s Guide will show you how to maintain the project Maintenance Things that often need work and how to do it Deletion How and why works are deleted v t e Beginner s Guide Reading Navigation Reliability Editing Adding texts Sources Copyright Index pages Proofreading Typography Validation Transclusion Finishing touches Maintaining Maintenance Deletion Retrieved from https en wikisource org w index php title Help Beginner 27s guide to Wikisource oldid 6061858 Category Beginner s guide Navigation menu Personal tools Not

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  • Help:Beginner's guide to navigation - Wikisource, the free online library
    at the top right of every page For example the author John Smith will have the author page Author John Smith Author pages can be found by searching use the method described above and choose the author namespace Authors are also linked to in header of every work by them on Wikisource clicking on their name will take you to the author page Subjects edit Subjects can be found and browsed in two ways Categories Portals Subject includes medium genre era and any other group of works Think of them as different rooms or sections in a physical library Categories are listed at the bottom of each page These link to a category page which will show an automatically generated list of all of the pages on Wikisource in that subject At the bottom of the category page will be links to other categories This list will be in alphabetical order For example Category Physics shows all the pages in the Physics category Portals are listed in the header of a work These link to a portal page which is a user written list of all works on Wikisource on that subject The portal may also link to other portals on similar subjects and it will be categorised like any other page The list of works in a portal can be in whatever order the creator of the portal or future editors thought would be best to display those works For example Portal Physics shows all the pages on the subject of Physics Portals have more information than categories and may be written in a more user friendly way Categories can be more complete than portals and are written in a standard format Method Main Page Link location Categories Category Categories Linked at bottom of page Portals Portal Portals Linked in header at the top of the page For more information please see Help Categorization or Help Portals Random edit It is also possible to jump to a random item by using the special page Special Random This will link to any page on Wikisource not just works in the library Special Randomrootpage will exclude subpages This can be changed to pick random pages from specific namespaces such as Special Random Author or Special Random Category Namespace Random page Notes Main Random work The main namespace holds all of the works on Wikisource Author Random author Each author on Wikisource has an author page Category Random category Categories automatically list works by subject Portal Random portal Categories manually list works by subject Index Random index Indexes are used for each book being proofread Page Random page Pages are used for proofreading Other edit Works that have recently been added to Wikisource can be seen on the main page in the New Texts box Works are added to this box manually by users so it will not list all of the latest additions only those a user has chosen to add A list of the most recently added pages can be

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  • Help:Beginner's guide to reliability - Wikisource, the free online library
    at the top of the page following the Page and Discussion tabs Clicking on this will take you to the Index page for the work from where you can access each page to view the text 2 Page numbers are visible along the left of the text beside the text from that particular page Hovering over these page numbers will highlight the matching text Clicking on these page numbers will take you to the page in the Page namespace from which the text comes If you do find an error you can correct this by editing the text in the Page namespace Please note that any mistakes in the original should be kept in the Wikisource version although they can be noted with templates like SIC Other works edit See also Wikisource Text quality For works that are not proofread from scans on Wikisource the template textinfo on the talk page should contain all the information you need about the source of the text The work itself may have the parameter edition yes added in its header which will provide an additional link to the talk page This is an example of a textinfo template Information about this edition Edition Trent s Last Case 1913 Source Trent s Last Case from Project Gutenberg Contributor s User One Level of progress Proofread and corrected Notes Any extra notes go here Proofreaders User Two This shows you from where the work came who contributed it who proofread the contribution and how complete it is You can use this information to judge how reliable you feel the text to be The edition and source lines show from where the text came If another website is cited such as Project Gutenberg in this example you can go to that website for more information about their reliability Some texts with no scans on Wikisource have been transcribed directly from a physical book so links will not always be possible This might be the case if a book was borrowed from a library Texts without scans should still be proofread This is harder than using Wikisource s proofreading system but still possible In the case of a book borrowed from a library the information in this template should show which book and which edition was used The book can be borrowed from another library by a different user to confirm that the transcription is correct If a work has been proofread the name of the proofreading user s will be shown in the template Level of progress edit Tab with progress image See also Wikisource Text quality There is an old system of displaying the level of progress in completing a text Using this the progress can be shown with one of the following icons You may also be able to see this icon on the work itself just below the title Progress and quality of texts Text being edited Text complete Proofread and corrected Proofread by several users This system is roughly equivalent to the

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  • Help:Beginner's guide to adding texts - Wikisource, the free online library
    the public domain in the United States but not in the country of origin you should upload the file to Wikisource instead You can also use the URL2Commons or the IA Upload tool which automatically uploads files to Commons The latter tool is especially recommended for uploading from the Internet Archive Create an index page for the scan Proofread each page Someone else must validate each page Transclude the work to the main namespace Apply the normal finishing touches to the work in the main namespace v t e Beginner s Guide Reading Navigation Reliability Editing Adding texts Sources Copyright Index pages Proofreading Typography Validation Transclusion Finishing touches Maintaining Maintenance Deletion Retrieved from https en wikisource org w index php title Help Beginner 27s guide to adding texts oldid 4776694 Category Beginner s guide Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in Namespaces Help page Discussion Variants Views Read Edit View history More Search Navigation Main Page Community portal Central discussion Recent changes Subject index Authors Random work Random author Random transcription Help Donate Tools What links here Related changes Special pages Permanent link Page information Wikidata item Download print Create a book Download as

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  • Help:Beginner's guide to sources - Wikisource, the free online library
    please make sure to read the following guidelines Only English language texts may be posted to the English Wikisource If it is not English select the corresponding language from the multilingual Wikisource and place it there instead If there is no corresponding sub domain post it to the multilingual Wikisource itself With the exception of works that will be translated at Wikisource Check the copyright status It must be released under a license compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3 0 license or be in the public domain and must allow commercial or noncommercial redistribution we do NOT take fair use texts See the Copyright policy for more details Make sure that it is within the inclusion guidelines if you re not sure you can ask on the community discussion page Read the brief Style guide for title and formatting conventions Basic procedure edit Fully integrating works into Wikisource can be a very complicated process We don t expect new users to learn the ins and outs of doing this before submitting texts However there is a basic procedure that should be followed when adding any texts First you should check that Wikisource does not already have the work Do this by searching for it Use the search box which is on every page A drop down list of titles will match the characters as typed Look on the author s page which should list their works Perform an advanced search on the title author or a short phrase from the text Perform a Wikisource specific search using an external engine eg Google Uploading the scan edit See also Help Adding images Usually the DjVu or PDF file should be uploaded directly to Wikimedia Commons one of Wikisource s sister sites that holds images and files for general use However Commons chooses to respect the copyright laws of the home country of any work which Wikisource does not In cases where non United States publications are in the public domain in the United States but not in their home countries they should be uploaded directly to Wikisource instead This method is the same as the method to upload and add images To upload to Wikimedia Commons See Commons First steps for more information Go to Commons upload page To upload to Wikisource Go to the upload page Starting an index page for your new text edit Once the file has been uploaded to the correct place an index page needs to be created on Wikisource Index pages need to have the same name as the file you just uploaded For example the file Book djvu will appear on either Commons or Wikisource as File Book djvu and the index page must be called Index Book djvu Create an Index page for the scan To do so do one of the following Type the word Index and the name of your scan in the Wikisource search box at left click Go Enter the word Index and the name of

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  • Help:Beginner's guide to copyright - Wikisource, the free online library
    January 1978 and 1 March 1989 1 March 1989 had to have either a copyright notice on publication or have their copyright registered within five years of publication if neither happened then the work automatically entered the public domain The author of a work published after 1963 may have voluntarily placed the work in the public domain or published it under a free licence such as Creative Commons In these cases Wikisource is free to host copies of the work Anything else is almost certainly still under copyright and cannot be hosted on Wikisource Example licence templates Case Template If the work was published without copyright notice or registration PD US no notice year the author died A common example of a Creative Commons licence CC BY SA 3 0 Why United States copyright law edit Ashburn Virginia The computer on which Wikisource and all the other Wikimedia projects runs is located in Ashburn Virginia in the United States The charity that runs Wikimedia the Wikimedia Foundation is also based on the United States in San Francisco California This means the the website as a whole and all the texts it hosts must obey the law of the United States Even if you live outside the United States it does not change the law that affects Wikisource and all of the works hosted by Wikisource Some other Wikisources and some other Wikimedia projects choose to respect non United States copyright law English Wikisource does not Respecting just one set of copyright laws is the simplest system possible and even this can be very complicated at times Non United States publications edit The rules about non United States publications can get complicated Some works may be in the public domain in the United States even if they are still under copyright in their home countries Other works may be in the public domain in their home countries but still under copyright in the United States For example the last collection of Sherlock Holmes stories The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes was published in 1927 collecting stories published from 1921 to 1927 The author Arthur Conan Doyle was a British citizen living in the United Kingdom Under British law copyright expires 70 years after the death of the author so this collection entered the public domain in the United Kingdom in 2001 However it was registered in the United States and the copyright was renewed in the United States Under United States law for this period copyright expires 95 years after publication so this collection will not enter the public domain in the United States until 2023 To make this even more complicated the United States changed some of its laws to bring it in line with other countries Works still in copyright outside the United States after 1996 may be under copyright in the United States regardless of any of the other copyright laws mentioned above In 1994 the United States enacted the Uruguay Round Agreements Act URAA This changed the copyright

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  • Help:Beginner's guide to Index: files - Wikisource, the free online library
    Commons You should now have a PDF or DjVu document on the Wikimedia Commons Some examples of such documents are File Wind in the Willows 1913 djvu DjVu and File Field Notes of Junius Henderson Notebook 1 pdf PDF Creating an Index page on Wikisource edit If the scanned document is File Filename djvu Then the Index page should be Index Filename djvu In your browser perhaps in a new tab or window type http en wikisource org wiki Index the name of the file you just uploaded For example if the document you uploaded to Commons was Wind in the Willows 1913 djvu then you would want to type in http en wikisource org wiki Index Wind in the Willows 1913 djvu Using copy paste for the name of the file is the best choice it is very easy to type something wrong mix up upper and lower case letters and so on Using copy paste can avoid these pitfalls Wikisource will indicate that Wikisource does not have a page with this exact name Click Create or the add Index file name to Wikisource to create this document A page with fields to enter information about this document will appear See the Wind in the Willows for an example Populate each of the fields as in the table below Click the Show Preview button near the bottom of the page An Index namespace page with an image of the book you just selected should appear If the image does not appear make certain that the name of the page is identical to the name of the file on the Wikimedia Commons Once you see the page and make any corrections which become apparent in the preview click Save page Congratulations You now have an Index page for the work you d like to transcribe on Wikisource Index page fields Field name Description Example Author The name of the author This can be wikilinked to an Author page on Wikisource such as Author Kenneth Grahame Author Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame Title The title of this work It s a good idea to create a page for this work on Wikisource such as The Wind in the Willows and then link to that in this field The Wind in the Willows Year of Publication The original year of publication of this edition of this work This is important to establish what copyright protection might exist for this work 1913 Publisher The publisher of this work This can be wikilinked if a portal exists for the publisher If not the name of the publisher is enough Portal Charles Scribner s Sons Charles Scribner s Sons Key The sort key See w WP SORT for more details about using this field to affect sorting of this title in categories This can often be left blank if the title does not start with words like The An A and so forth Wind in the Willows 1 Source The type of image file djvu pdf

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